Saturday, August 19, 2006

Improving search rankings for blogs - Tip #2

I just received a huge boost in my traffic and wanted to let you know the reason why. In my first search rankings tip I discussed how you can adjust the TITLE tag of your blog to help improve the strength of your keywords. Today's tips is even more important.

Tip#2: Improve search rankings by getting links from authority web sites

I was recently featured on www.problogger.net which not only drove a large amount of traffic to my blog but also helped in my search rankings as Problogger is an authority website. Authority websites are those that are very popular and have a tremendous amount of traffic. The question is how to do this?

  • Simply ask for it. Do a search on Google for a topic that you're focusing on, see which popular sites come back, go to the site/blog and ask the site for a link to your blog. Sounds easy? Try it - there's no harm in asking.
  • Group projects. Watch out for sites that have collaborative projects in which you can contribute to. This is what I did and was linked to from Problogger. There are other sites as well such as Easton's Blogtipping idea which is great as it introduces bloggers to amazing new blogs.
  • Comment. Comment, comment, comment and write good comments. Let people know what you have written about and ensure that it's related to the post that you are commenting on.
These are just the beginning. Check out this post over at search engine workshops called Over 125 (Legitimate) Link Building Strategies. That should give you some additional ideas.

For now, keep on writing good content and you will get the traffic. Remember: "If you build it, they will come".

Chad H.

2 comments:

Easton Ellsworth said...

Nice ideas! Thanks Chad.

Chad H said...

thx Easton - I liked your recent post regarding Blog promotion

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